Glad to see you're apparently on the upside. Keep getting well.
Sorry I've been scarce lately. Mostly medical stuff, which I (reasonably) expect to be behind me now. Starting tomorrow we should be back to our regular complement of articles here, plus one article a week at D-O-V. As to what we'll talk about, probably not that much Mariners stuff ;- ) but there remains sabermetrics, playoffs, F-500, KK, and so forth.
Thanks so much for your patience. See you gumbies soon, probly Monday.
To Doc and his health.
(Slightly reduced from the one just above)
To Vogelbach's HR yesterday and to the hope that the M's just pencil him in for the next 2 weeks and finally stop jacking him around.*
To two weeks of Gamel and Hanniger and anybody but Maybin (not coming back), Span (ditto, still costs us $4M in buyout cash)) and Heredia (never going to hit) in the OF. Again, I would actually prefer that we look at Aplin or Miller in CF like any reasonable team with an eye toward next season would do, but perhaps that is giving us too much credit.
To my own error: It is quite possible that Kristopher Negron is getting a real look-see for the utility role next season; he can't hit any worse than Romine and is sort-of Beckham-ish. Both Beckham and Negron lived inthe PCL for most of the season: Beckham = .302-.400-.458 and Negron = .283-.368-.477. I commented a couple of days ago that Negron was a throw-away guy and shouldn't be in the lineup at all BECAUSE he couldn't (really) play SS and that made him of little value. My error was forgetting that Dee Gordon has had a fair trial at SS and hasn't been bad there. So if you figure he's our BU SS next season, thenour Utility guy mostly needs to play 3B/2B/COF. Negron can do that.
*At least one Detroit blog site sees Vogelbach as a guy worth getting, sending us Mikie Mahtook. Bleh.....but read for yourself: https://motorcitybengals.com/2018/09/16/detroit-tigers-mikie-mahtook-dan...
Heres to Doc's improved health and another good season of shtick. Doc needs to find a way to upload his brain into the mainframe so that if he ever dies, we readers won't be left without our Monday Mocchiato. Also, The Mariners were quite followable until some time in August. I'm looking forward to a great offseason of Konspiracy Korners.